Archive | Design Your Story

L: Our Dog Boy by Jill Sprott | Supplies: Patterned Paper: American Crafts, Daisy D's, Autumn Leaves; Alphas: Studio Calico, Crate Paper, Simple Stories, and Harmonie; Accent/Label Stickers: Freckled Fawn, Ali Edwards, and Crate Paper; Buttons: Love, Elsie; Tag: Crate Paper; Clothespin: Crate Paper; Rubber Shape: Crate Paper; Frames: Crate Paper and Studio Calico; Tabs: Evalicious and Crate Paper; Stamps: Studio Calico and October Afternoon; Paint: Studio Calico and Pebeo; Ink: Hero Arts

Use Design Elements to Reveal Character in Your Scrapbook Page Stories

The best scrapbook page stories reveal characters, setting, plot and theme. In this piece we’re focusing on character and showing you how to use select tools–color, image and type–to put character front and center on your page. Nicole Mackin says, “The main character of this layout is my youngest daughter, Mallory. It is not about […]

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Let's Circle Round by sIan Fair | Supplies: Patterned Paper, alphabet, enamel star, rub on and journaling cards used as layering pieces all from Gossamer Blue; Wood Veneer inked black: Heidi Swapp

Scrapbook Ideas for Using Interactive Elements on the Page

Pockets, pull tabs, flaps, fold-outs or even digital QR codes can bring a higher level of engagement to your scrapbook pages. See how our creative team puts these ideas to work on their own pages. Stefanie Semple says, “This page captures a recent family get together. On it I used two different pull-out journaling tags.” “The family […]

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Oh My Heart by Megan Blethen | Supplies: Patterned Paper;Sweet Freedom by Pink Paislee paper #02,Simple Stories Faith 'I Love', Fancy Pants Merry & Bright, Simple Stories Domestic Bliss 'I Bless This Mess', '4x4 Elements, Bazel Premium Cardstock 'Blue Calypso', Embellishments; SpiegelMom Scraps Green Acres sequin mix, SpiegelMom Scraps Coffee Break sequin mix, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Walnut Stain, KJKareen dot Flair, My Minds Eye 'WISH' chipboard, Ready, Sketch Go 2 class 'Oh my heart' cut file.

Scrapbook Page Storytelling with a “Moment” Story Style that Evokes Mood | Page Guide No. 13

A moment storytelling style is great for those photos that move you but don’t necessarily have an incident or story to go with them. Use this style to record what you like, what moves you, how you see the world, or even what you believe. The best “moment” pages will convey a mood or feelings […]

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Texture Hunting in Noumea by Lynn Grieveson | Supplies: What we Did templates, Storm Warning Brushes, Iced Paper Pack, Pamela Kit and Snug as a Bug kit from The Lilypad. Fonts: American typewriter and Clockwise.

Ideas for Scrapbook Page Storytelling with a “Photo Journalist” Style | Page Guide No. 1

Your best scrapbook pages will incorporate your visual style–your way of choosing and putting together pieces. These best pages of yours also reflect a storytelling style–your preference for certain kinds of stories and your way of telling them both visually and with words. In the Get It Scrapped Membership we have a Story Styles LookBook […]

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Scrapbook Page Design Choices Inspired by Board Games

Everyday items can be a great source of inspiration for your scrapbook pages–giving your ideas and plans for color, shape, motif, and layout. Today our team shares their pages inspired by board games. Take a look at what they’ve done, and then check out your own own board games, and see what ideas you get. […]

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Use a Known Phrase as Metaphor for Your Scrapbook Page Story

Known phrases are often metaphors that can represent your story: from “time flies” to “back in the saddle.” Our creative team uses not only the words in one of these metaphorical statements, they also visually illustrate this metaphor of this scrapbook page storytelling. Check it out and take away ideas for your own pages.   […]

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Scrapbooking With Intention

Start your page with an idea, or notion, or message. A story or an emotion. Something! Then resolve to convey this intention with all of your design and element choices. We’re pretty sure the scrapbook page storytelling will come more easily and you’ll be pleased with your outcome when you start this way. Our team […]

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Ideas for Scrapbook Page Storytelling with Maps

Infographics combine images and figures and limited text to efficiently convey information- -and even tell stories–in today’s informationpacked world. We’ve shared many graphic approaches to visual storytelling here–like Venn diagrams, pie charts, infographics, and timelines. Today we’ve got ideas for using maps.  Sue Althouse says, “This page is the introductory layout of our recent trip […]

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